Who are Joanna and Chip Gaines and what is their combined net worth?
Joanna and Chip Gaines Baking contest in silos is set to air Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. ET on Food Network, as well as Magnolia Network. The hour-long special will also be available to stream on Discovery+.
Six bakers from across the country (Georgia, Michigan, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin) will compete in Waco, Texas. The prize will include $25,000 in cash and a chance to have their winning treat appear on the menu at Joanna and Chip Gaines’ bakery, Silos Baking Co.
Alongside Joanna, chefs Andrew Zimmern and Zoe Francois will be present to taste the dishes.
Since these experts have fine culinary backgrounds, it will be interesting to see how they approach the dishes and select the winner. In an interview with Parade, Zimmern talked about judging the show and said:
“I love watching home cooks and food entrepreneurs test their favorite recipes in a true competition format with all the pressure of a high-stakes timed event. It’s truly an honor to judge the Baking contest in silos and watch talented bakers explore their passion.
Who are famous husband-wife duo Joanna and Chip Gaines?
Joanna and Chip Gaines have been married for 18 years and are the founders of Magnolia Network. The home improvement duo have worked hard to become a successful household name, with a combined net worth of $50 million.
The couple started with their Upper fixator series on HGTV, which was considered one of the television network’s most popular shows. They quickly turned this into a home improvement empire with plenty of credits to their name.
They opened a shopping complex in Waco, Texas, and wrote several books, a Target home accessories line, and their own entertainment network. The combination of the show, various properties, book deals, and numerous entrepreneurial ventures is pegged at a net worth of $750 million.
The couple first met in Waco, Texas, and met at an auto shop, where Chip recognized Joanna from a tire commercial. The duo immediately hit it off in the waiting area, where the first went to do his brakes.
After a year of multiple dates, he popped the question at a mall before heading to the jewelry store to have his ring designed.
A year later, Joanna and Chip tied the knot in Waco, Texas at Earle Harrison House, a historic mansion that the premiere said reminded her a lot of their first date. After buying their first home in 2003, the duo opened Magnolia Market in October of that year.
Over the next seven years, the couple focused on expanding their business while raising their five children, Drake, 18, Ella Rose, 16, Duke, 14, Emmie Kay, 12 and Crew Gaines, 4 (newly born in 2018).
In 2005, Joanna and Chip ended up closing Magnolia Market and transformed the building into the headquarters for magnolia houseswhere they could work on their real estate business, home renovation and interior design.
The duo began their journey to stardom with their HGTV show Upper fixator in 2013 which premiered with 1.9 million viewers. Shortly after the show premiered, they launched Magnolia Market at the Silos, which drew up to 35,000 people a week in 2016 (according to Texas Monthly).
With the success of Upper fixator and Magnolia Market, Joanna and Chip launched many other projects: a range of paint colors, wallpaper patterns and furniture. They then opened a bed and breakfast, The Magnolia House ($695 per night), and published the first issue of their lifestyle publication, The Magnolia Journal. (costs $20 per year).
The same year, they launched their first book together, The magnolia story, in which they wrote about their greatest moments together and shared tidbits about their relationship. Although they are done Upper fixator in 2017, they rebooted the same in 2019, stating that they missed the show.
Along with all of these accomplishments, Joanna and Chip also own their own Magnolia Table restaurant in Waco, Texas.
Since 2017, Joanna and Chip have been dealing with divorce rumors. However, the couple have repeatedly denied these allegations. The series, Baking contest in siloswas filmed outdoors in front of a live audience at Waco’s Silos.